MS Fort Hays State U., BS Kansas Wesleyan U., AA Cloud County Comm. College
CMST137, CMST155, CMST250, CMST336, CMST146, CMST306, CMST323,
Countries Traveled To:
Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia
Companies Worked For:
Twin Valley Telephone, Cloud County Comm College, Golden Sea Graphics, US Navy
What is your style of teaching?
Typically project-based, hands-on learning but also some lecture. I'm always learning myself, and I try to model this learning for my students.
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
We use digital tools and the web extensively. We also use the Adobe Creative Suite.
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Jack-o-lantern design and carving.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
A student who is engaged in the task at hand, who doesn't always do the minimum.
What kind of student would love your class?
An intellectually curious student who loves to explore the world.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Find your passion and follow it.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Digital media technologies including graphics, video and sound.
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
The fact that I went back to college after being out of school for ten years.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes, in the summer time I work for a small telecommunications company as a digital media consultant.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Take ownership of your learning. I will bend over backwards to help a student who I perceive is working hard and is engaged in the subject.